A crack, obviously, is a sign of failure caused by stresses, inadequate design, improper curing, etc. Mid America Piering knows that one of the dangers of a structural crack is the effect that it has on the reinforcing bar. The reinforcing represents one of the main structural values of the concrete. Check out our service area to see if we do work in your St. Louis community.
Cracks left unprepared allow moisture, road salts and other contaminants to penetrate and attack the rebar. The rebar deteriorates, losing the structural value. Loosing the entire structure is often the result.
Epoxy injection restores the structural qualities the concrete design intended. In other words under most conditions it makes the concrete as good as new. It creates an impervious seal to air, water, chemicals, debris, and other contamination.
Epoxy injection resin has two purposes. First, it effectively seals the crack to prevent the damaging moisture entry. Secondly, it welds the structure together. Second, the sealing properties of the injection prevents premature deterioration of the reinforcing.
Mid America Piering's Chemical Systems can solve your crack repair issues and help you protect one of your biggest investments.
Concrete Surfaces We Fix
We can fix the following types of cracks:
- Wall cracks (horizontal, vertical, stair-step)
- Floor cracks
- Cracks in slabs
- Pool decks
- Garden paths